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Biographical entry Home, Alfred Lucette (1870 - 1942)

MRCS 7 February 1895; FRCS 14 December 1905; MB BS London 1897; LRCP 1895.

11 October 1870
26 February 1942
General surgeon


Born 11 October 1870 at Islington, the ninth child and third son of George Home, tutor, and Helen Olivia Lucette his wife. He was educated at the City of London School and St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, where he won the Bristowe medal in pathology and became assistant in the pathological laboratory, and also served as demonstrator of practical anatomy. He was also a prosector at the Royal College of Surgeons and at the Society of Apothecaries. He took the Conjoint qualification in 1895 and two years later received second-class honours at the London MB. He served as house surgeon and obstetric house physician at St Thomas's and as clinical assistant at the East London Hospital for Children at Shadwell. He settled in practice at Kingsbury, Warwickshire in 1898, afterwards moving to Saffron Walden, Essex, where he became surgeon to the Hospital.

During the war he served with the French Red Cross in 1914 and 1915 and won the Reconnaissance fran├žaise medal. He was commissioned temporary captain, RAMC, on 11 September 1917, and served as surgeon specialist at the Central Military Hospital, Eastbourne, at the Kitchener Hospital, Brighton, and at Fort Pitt, Chatham. He served as Deputy Commissioner of Medical Services to the Ministry of Pensions at Cardiff 1920-33, and as resident medical officer at the Royal Hamadryad Seamen's Hospital, Cardiff, 1933-37. Home married on 9 August 1910 Florence Mary Collings, who died in 1941. There was one daughter of the marriage, Mrs Helen Owen. After retirement in 1937 Home lived at Bournemouth. He died on 26 February 1942 at 4 Belle Acre Close, Plymouth, survived by his daughter.

An interesting case of Caesarian section in private practice. Lancet, 1899, 1, 156. A note on nerve surgery and its results, with J S Kellett Smith. J Roy Army med Cps 1919, 33, 485.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by his daughter, Mrs Owen].

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